Media Release

The 2020 JUNO Awards media accreditation applications are now open

Jan 13, 2020

TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced media accreditation is now open for the 49th Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week in Saskatoon, SK. from March 9-15, 2020.

Media accreditation will be open from Monday, January 13 at 11 a.m. ET to Friday, February 7 at 5 p.m. ET. Due to the volume of applications received, submissions will not be accepted after the deadline. Media will be notified of their accreditation status no later than Friday, February 21.

Media accreditation will only be open to media outlets and photo agencies. Requests from individuals or freelancers will not be considered. Exceptions will be made for freelance media (including photographers) who have submitted a Letter of Assignment/Legal Authorization as detailed in the Media Credentials application.

Please note: travel arrangements should not be finalized until notification of accreditation status has been received. For media accreditation criteria please visit

WHAT:                        2020 JUNO Awards Media Accreditation


WHEN:                       Opens: Monday, January 13 at 11 a.m. ET / Closes: Friday, February 7 at 5 p.m. ET

The week-long music celebration commences Monday, March 9, closing with the country’s biggest night in music – The 49th annual JUNO Awards Broadcast – which will air live across Canada on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service and globally at on Sunday, March 15. 

Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:

CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Lead Partners: Apple Music and TD Bank Group

Funding Partners: The Government of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon.


Official JUNO Awards website:

JUNO Awards

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards / Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards / Facebook: @TheJUNOAwards / Hashtag: #JUNOS


The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 49th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit


For more information on media accreditation please contact:

Holly Wilks, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416-656-0707 ext. 102

Sheri Clish, rock-it promotions, [email protected], 416.656.0707 ext.122